The Portable Toilet Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the cleaning and transportation of portable toilets.
The Portable Toilet Work Method Statement (WMS) is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.
This SWMS covers cleaning, pump-out of portable toilets and addition of cleaning/deodorising chemicals to the toilet tank. This also deals the general hazards associated with loading/unloading and transfer of portable toilets using a truck-mounted crane. Ensure site/task-specific SWMS are developed for hazards not covered in this SWMS.
Main hazards include:
This SWMS includes the following “High Risk Construction Work" as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:
The Portable Toilet Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
The Portable Toilet SWMS includes:
Operation: (extract only)
Toilet / Unit cleaning:
Conduct cleaning tasks as per site-specific SWMS. Operate equipment as per manufacturer’s instructions
Note: Septene Odour Fresh is a hazardous substance (poison and irritant) and also a flammable liquid. Ensure no smoking and correct PPE worn (properly-fitted organic vapour respirator, half-face, chemical goggles, long sleeves/pants, enclosed footwear, impervious gloves etc). Wash hands after use.